We are in the middle of Healthy Weight Week (January 17th-23rd ). Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial, but it requires sacrifice and hard work. Lifestyle changes such as monitoring caloric intake, developing an exercise routine, and avoiding fatty foods are starters. Here’s some quick tips to get to a healthier weight:
1) Measure your Body Mass Index (BMI) and establish a weight goal.
Your BMI is an estimate on body fat based on weight and height. Use this tool HERE to calculate your BMI.
2) Find ways to lower stress.
No doubt, these are stressful times for almost everyone. Outlets like yoga and meditation can reduce your stress levels. Look HERE for other ways to manage stress.
3) Walk 30 minutes every day.
Aside from losing weight, walking at least half an hour per day has other benefits. Learn more HERE.
4) Establish a diet plan.
Losing weight without a solid diet is a losing proposition. Discover some great tips for starting a diet HERE.
5) Have a diet/exercise buddy.
Friendly encouragement, motivation, and competition can often get you the best results. Reach out to a family member, friend, or work colleague to be your workout and/or diet buddy.
Cooperative Health encourages you to adopt the above lifestyle tips and research more ways to help you maintain a healthy weight. Make 2021 a year of positive change!